Shane Que Hee

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) and a faculty member of the UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), came to the Department in 1989 from the University of Cincinnati where he had been Assistant and Associate Professor since 1978. As of the end of 2010, he had 161 peer-reviewed publications including 126 in peer-reviewed journals, 25 book chapters, 4 books, six EPA criteria documents,134 national & international meeting presentations, and 46 keynote addresses at international and national meetings. In addition, he has had 41 grants awarded as Principal Investigator at UCLA. He has organized 13 scientific roundtables and symposia at national and international meetings. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He formed the first national committee for risk assessment of skin absorbed chemicals. He reviews for many journals, and many government agencies. He has been a member of TOXNET, the NIOSH Board of Advisors, and currently reviews for the National Toxicology Program.

Lara Cushing

Select Publications: 

Cushing LJ, K Vavra-Muser, K Chau, M Franklin, JE Johnston, Flaring from unconventional Oil and Gas Development and Birth Outcomes in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, Environmental Health Perspectives (2020) 128(7): 770031-770039, PMCID: PMC7362742, doi: 10.1289/EHP6394

Johnston, J.E., K. Chau, M. Franklin, L. Cushing, Environmental Justice Dimensions of Oil and Gas Flaring in South Texas: Disproportionate Exposure among Hispanic communities, Environmental Science & Technology (2020), PMID: 32338877, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c00410

Johnston, J., and Cushing, L., “Chemical exposures, health, and environmental justice in communities living on the fenceline of industry”, Current Environmental Health Reports (2020), PMCID: PMC7035204, doi: 10.1007/s40572-020-00263-8

Yang, J., L. Cushing, R. Morello-Frosch, “An Equity Analysis of Clean Vehicle Rebate Programs in California”Climatic Change (2020) doi: 10.1007/s10584-020-02836-w

Cushing L., Blaustein-Rejto D., Wander M., Pastor M., Sadd J., Zhu A., Morello-Frosch R. “Carbon trading, co-pollutants, and environmental equity: Evidence from California’s cap-and-trade program (2011–2015)”, PLOS Medicine (2018) 15(7): e1002604, PMCID: PMC6038989, doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002604

Cushing, L., J. Faust, L. August, R. Cendak, W. Wieland and G. Alexeeff, “Racial/ethnic disparities in cumulative environmental health impacts in California: evidence from a state-wide environmental justice screening tool (CalEnviroScreen 1.1)”American Journal of Public Health (2015) 105(11): 2341-2348, PMCID: PMC4605180, doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302643

Cushing, L., R. Morello-Frosch, M. Wander and M. Pastor, “The Haves, the Have-nots, and the Health of Everyone: The Relationship between Social Inequality and Environmental Quality”, Annual Review of Public Health (2015), 18(36): 193-209, PMID:25785890, doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031914-122646

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Miriam Marlier

Miriam Marlier is an Assistant Professor of Global Environmental Change in the Environmental Health Sciences Department at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist with broad interests in examining interactions between environmental change and public health using remote sensing data and interdisciplinary modeling techniques. Some of her recent research projects include forecasting the influence of different conservation and development policies in Indonesia on fire emissions, air pollution, and regional public health outcomes, measuring the effect of agricultural waste burning on air quality in India, understanding the physical climate drivers of fire activity in the western U.S., and using remote sensing data to improve responses to natural disasters. Dr. Marlier previously worked as an Associate Physical Scientist at the RAND Corporation.

Recent Publications
Impacts of COVID-19 response actions on air quality in China
Marlier ME, Xing J, Zhu Y, Wang S. Impacts of COVID-19 response actions on air quality in China. Environmental Research Communications. 2020 Jul 17;2(7):075003.

Selected Publications 

Marlier, M.E., T. Liu, K. Yu, J.J. Buonocore, S.N. Koplitz, R.S. DeFries, L.J. Mickley, D.J. Jacob, J. Schwartz, B.S. Wardhana, and S.S. Myers. “Fires, smoke exposure, and public health: An integrative framework to maximize health benefits from peatland restoration.” GeoHealth. 3: 178-189. 2019.

Liu, T., M.E. Marlier, R.S. DeFries, D.M. Westervelt, K.R. Xia, A.M. Fiore, L.J. Mickley, D.C. Cusworth, and G. Milly. “Seasonal impact of regional outdoor biomass burning on air pollution in three Indian cities: Delhi, Bengaluru, and Pune.” Atmospheric Environment. 172: 83-92. 2018.

Marlier, M.E., M. Xiao, R. Engel, B. Livneh, J.T. Abatzoglou, and D.P. Lettenmaier. “The 2015 drought in Washington State: A harbinger of things to come?” Environmental Research Letters. 12: 114008. 2017.

Marlier, M.E., A.S. Jina, P.L. Kinney, and R.S. DeFries. “Extreme Air Pollution in Global Megacities.” Current Climate Change Reports. 2(1): 15–27. 2016.

Koplitz, S.N., L.J. Mickley, M.E. Marlier, J.J. Buonocore, P.S. Kim, T. Liu, M.P. Sulprizio, R.S. DeFries, D.J. Jacob, J. Schwartz, M. Pongsiri, and S.S. Myers. “Public health impacts of the severe haze in Equatorial Asia in September-October 2015: demonstration of a new framework for informing fire management strategies to reduce downwind smoke exposure.” Environmental Research Letters. 11 (9): 094023. 2016.

Marlier, M.E., R.S. DeFries, P.S. Kim, S.N. Koplitz, D.J. Jacob, L.J. Mickley, and S.S. Meyers. “Fire emissions and regional air quality impacts from fires in oil palm, timber, and logging concessions in Indonesia.” Environmental Research Letters. 10(8): 085005. 2015.

Marlier, M.E., R.S. DeFries, P.S Kim, D.L.A. Gaveau, S.N. Koplitz, D.J. Jacob, L.J. Mickley, B.A. Margono, and S.S. Myers. “Regional air quality impacts of future fire emissions in Sumatra and Kalimantan.” Environmental Research Letters. 10(5): 054010. 2015.

Marlier, M.E., R. DeFries, D. Pennington, E. Nelson, E.M. Ordway, J. Lewis, S.N. Koplitz, and L.J. Mickley. “Future fire emissions associated with projected land use change in Sumatra.” Global Change Biology. 21(1): 345–62. 2015.

Marlier, M.E., A. Voulgarakis, D.T. Shindell, G. Faluvegi, C.L. Henry, and J.T. Randerson. “The role of temporal evolution in modeling atmospheric emissions from tropical fires.” Atmospheric Environment. 89: 158-68. 2014.

Marlier, M.E., R.S. DeFries, A. Voulgarakis, P.L. Kinney, J.T. Randerson, D.T. Shindell, Y. Chen, and G. Faluvegi. “El Niño and health risks from landscape fire emissions in Southeast Asia.” Nature Climate Change. 3: 131-36. 2013.

Jian Li

Li has joined in UCLA as a professor from 2019. He shares a position between the Fielding School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences Department and the School of Nursing. Before his appointment at UCLA, Dr. Li had been working in China and Germany with extensive experience on occupational health. He is an active member of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Scientific Committees on Cardiology in Occupational Health, and on Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors. During 2006-2010, Dr. Li received three Early Career Awards from the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and other international research societies. Dr. Li’s research interests are psychosocial factors, work stress and health, particularly on epidemiology and intervention evaluation. He has published more than 100 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Additional Publications

FADEL M, SEMBAJWE G, GAGLIARDI D, PICO F, LI J, OZGULER A, SIEGRIST J, EVANOFF BA, BAER M, TSUTSUMI A, IAVICOLI S, LECLERC A, ROQUELAURE Y, DESCATHA A. Association Between Reported Long Working Hours and History of Stroke in the CONSTANCES Cohort. Stroke. 2019 Jul;50(7):1879-1882.

LI J, ATASOY S, FANG X, ANGERER P, LADWIG KH. Combined Effect of Work Stress and Impaired Sleep on Coronary and Cardiovascular Mortality in Hypertensive Workers: The MONICA/KORA Cohort Study. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, online published on 2019 Apr 27:2047487319839183. doi: 10.1177/2047487319839183.

MUTAMBUDZI M, THEORELL T, LI J. Job Strain and Long-Term Sickness Absence from Work – A Ten-Year Prospective Study in German Working Population. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2019, 61 (4): 278-284.

LI J, SIEGRIST J. The Role of Compensation in Explaining Harmful Effects of Overtime Work on Self-reported Heart Disease: Preliminary Evidence from a Germany Prospective Cohort Study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2018, 61 (10): 861-868.

LI J, BIDLINGMAIER M, PETRU R; PEDROSA GIL F; LOERBROKS A; ANGERER P. Impact of Shift Work on the Diurnal Cortisol Rhythm: A One-year Longitudinal Study in Junior Physicians. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, 2018, 13: 23.

LI J, BRISSON C, CLAYS E, FERRARIO MM, IVANOV ID, LANDSBERGIS P, LEPPINK N, PEGA F, PIKHART H, PRÜSS-ÜSTÜN A, RUGULIES R, SCHNALL PL, STEVENS G, TSUTSUMI A, UJITA Y, SIEGRIST J. WHO/ILO Work-related Burden of Disease and Injury: Protocol for Systematic Reviews of Exposure to Long Working Hours and of the Effect of Exposure to Long Working Hours on Ischaemic Heart Disease. Environment International, 2018, 119: 558-569.

KAEWBOONCHOO O, SEMBAJWE G, LI J. Associations between Job Strain and Arterial Stiffness: A Large Survey among Enterprise Employees from Thailand. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, 15 (4). pii: E659.

WEGE N, LI J, SIEGRIST J. Are There Gender Differences in Associations of Effort-Reward Imbalance at Work with Self-Reported Doctor-Diagnosed Depression? Prospective Evidence from the German Socio-Economic Panel. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 2018, 91 (4): 435-443.

BECHER H, DOLLARD MF, SMITH P, LI J. Predicting Circulatory Diseases from Psychosocial Safety Climate: A Prospective Cohort Study from Australia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, 15 (3). pii: E415.

MAUSS D, HERR RM, THEORELL T, ANGERER P, LI J. Validating the Demand Control Support Questionnaire among White-Collar Employees in Switzerland and the United States. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, 2018, 13: 7.

MUTAMBUDZI M, SIEGRIST J, MEYER JD, LI J. Association between Effort-Reward Imbalance and Self-Reported Diabetes Mellitus in Older U.S. Workers. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2018, 104: 61-64.

ZHANG M, LOERBROKS A, LI J. Job Burnout Predicts Decline of Health-Related Quality of Life among Employees with Cardiovascular Disease: A One-Year Follow-Up Study in Female Nurses. General Hospital Psychiatry, 2018, 50: 51-53.

HERR RM, ALMER C, LOERBROKS A, BARRECH A, ELFANTEL I, SIEGRIST J, GÜNDEL H, ANGERER P, LI J. Associations of Work Stress with Hair Cortisol Concentrations – Initial Findings from a Prospective Study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2018, 89: 134-137.

HERR RM, LI J, LOERBROKS A, ANGERER P, SIEGRIST J, FISCHER JE. Effects and Mediators of Psychosocial Work Characteristics on Somatic Symptoms Six Years Later: Prospective Findings from the Mannheim Industrial Cohort Studies (MICS). Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2017, 98: 27-33.

FERRARIO MM, LANDSBERGIS P, TSUTSUMI A, LI J, HYNEK P, KRAUSE N, SMITH P, HOLTERMANN A, CLAYS AE; ICOH Scientific Committee on Cardiology in Occupational Health. Work Environment: An Opportunity for Ground-Breaking Collaborations in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2017, 24 (2_suppl): 4-6.

ANGERER P, SCHMOOK R, ELFANTEL I, LI J. Night Work and the Risk of Depression: A Systematic Review. Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, 2017, 114 (24): 404-411.

LI J, RIEDEL N, BARRECH A, HERR RM, AUST B, MÖRTL K, SIEGRIST J, GÜNDEL H, ANGERER P. Long-Term Effectiveness of a Stress Management Intervention at Work: A 9-Year Follow-Up Study Based on a Randomized Wait-List Controlled Trial in Male Managers. BioMed Research International, 2017, 2017: 2853813.

RIEDEL N, LOERBROKS A, BOLTE G, LI J. Do Perceived Job Insecurity and Annoyance due to Air and Noise Pollution Predict Self-Rated Poor Health? A Prospective Analysis of Independent and Joint Associations Using a German National Representative Cohort Study. BMJ Open, 2017, 7 (1): e012815.

RIEDEL N, SIEGRIST J, WEGE N, LOERBROKS A, ANGERER P, LI J. Do Effort and Reward at Work Predict Changes in Cognitive Function? First Longitudinal Results from the Representative German Socio-Economic Panel. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2017, 14 (11). pii: E1390.

WEGE N, ANGERER P, LI J. Effects of Lifetime Unemployment Experience and Job Insecurity on Two-Year Risk of Physician-Diagnosed Incident Depression in the German Working Population. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2017, 14 (8). pii: E904.

LI J, RIEDEL N, BARRECH A, HERR RM, AUST B, MÖRTL K, SIEGRIST J, GÜNDEL H, ANGERER P. Nine-Year Longitudinal Psychosocial and Mental Outcomes of a Stress Management Intervention at Work Using Psychotherapeutic Principles. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 2017, 86 (2): 113-115.

SIEGRIST J, LI J. Work Stress and Altered Biomarkers: A Synthesis of Findings Based on the Effort-Reward Imbalance Model. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2017, 14 (11). pii: E1373.

LI J, LOERBROKS A, BOSMA H, ANGERER P. Work Stress and Cardiovascular Disease: A Life Course Perspective. Journal of Occupational Health, 2016, 58 (2): 216-219.

LOERBROKS A, SHANG L, ANGERER P, LI J, CHINESE NEXT STUDY GROUP. Psychosocial Work Characteristics and Needle Stick and Sharps Injuries among Nurses in China: A Prospective Study. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 2015, 88 (7): 925-932.

LI J, DOLLARD MF, LOERBROKS A, ANGERER P. Cardiovascular Disease is Associated with the Perception of Worsening Psychosocial Work Characteristics. International Journal of Cardiology, 2015, 186: 149-151.

LOERBROKS A, SHANG L, ANGERER P, LI J. Effort-Reward Imbalance at Work Increases the Risk of the Metabolic Syndrome: A Prospective Study in Chinese University Staff. International Journal of Cardiology, 2015, 182: 390-391.

LI J, ZHANG M, LOERBROKS A, ANGERER P, SIEGRIST J. Work Stress and the Risk of Recurrent Coronary Heart Disease Events: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, 2015, 28 (1): 8-19.

LOERBROKS A, WEIGL M, LI J, GLASER J, DEGEN C, ANGERER P. Workplace Bullying and Depressive Symptoms: A Prospective Study among Junior Physicians in Germany. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2015, 78 (2): 168-172.

LOERBROKS A, BOSCH JA, DOUWES J, ANGERER P, LI J. Job Insecurity is Associated with Adult Asthma in Germany during Europe’s Recent Economic Crisis: A Prospective Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2014, 68 (12): 1196-1199.

JARCZOK MN, JARCZOK M, MAUSS D, KOENIG J, LI J, HERR RM, THAYER JF. Autonomic Nervous System Activity and Workplace Stressors – A Systematic Review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 2013, 37 (8): 1810-1823.

LI J, WEIGL M, GLASER J, PETRU R, SIEGRIST J, ANGERER P. Changes in Psychosocial Work Environment and Depressive Symptoms: A Prospective Study in Junior Physicians. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2013, 56 (12): 1414-1422.

GALATSCH M, LI J, DERYCKE H, MÜLLER BH, HASSELHORN HM. Effects of Requested, Forced and Denied Shift Schedule Change on Work Ability and Health of Nurses in Europe – Results from the European NEXT-Study. BMC Public Health, 2013, 13: 1137.

LI J, JARCZOK MN, LOERBROKS A, SCHÖLLGEN I, SIEGRIST J, BOSCH JA, WILSON MG, MAUSS D, FISCHER JE. Work Stress is Associated with Diabetes and Prediabetes: Cross-Sectional Results from the MIPH Industrial Cohort Studies. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2013, 20 (4): 495-503.

LI J, SHANG L, GALATSCH M, SIEGRIST J, MÜLLER BH, HASSELHORN HM, NEXT STUDY GROUP. Psychosocial Work Environment and Intention to Leave the Nursing Profession: A Cross-National Prospective Study of Eight Countries. International Journal of Health Services, 2013, 43 (3): 519-536.

LI J, GALATSCH M, SIEGRIST J, MÜLLER BH, HASSELHORN HM, EUROPEAN NEXT STUDY GROUP. Reward Frustration at Work and Intention to Leave the Nursing Profession – Prospective Results from the European Longitudinal NEXT Study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2011, 48 (5): 628-635.

LI J, FU H, HU Y, SHANG L, WU YH, KRISTENSEN TS, MUELLER BH, HASSELHORN HM. Psychosocial Work Environment and Intention to Leave the Nursing Profession: Results from the Longitudinal Chinese NEXT Study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 2010; 38 (Suppl 3): 69-80.

LI J, YANG W, CHO SI. Gender Differences in Job Strain, Effort-Reward Imbalance, and Health Functioning among Chinese Physicians. Social Science & Medicine, 2006, 62 (5): 1066-1077.

LI J, YANG W, CHENG Y, SIEGRIST J, CHO SI. Effort-Reward Imbalance at Work and Job Dissatisfaction in Chinese Healthcare Workers: a Validation Study. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 2005, 78 (3): 198-204.

LI J, YANG W, LIU P, XU Z, CHO SI. Psychometric Evaluation of the Chinese (Mainland) Version of Job Content Questionnaire: a Study in University Hospitals. Industrial Health, 2004, 42 (2): 260-267.

Christina Batteate

Christina’s immersion in creating sustainable urban environments spans the last decade and globe, including work on housing, transportation and food systems in North and South America. A student of urban planning and practitioner of public health, Christina’s career functions at the intersection of two increasingly interdependent disciplines. She earned her Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and joint Masters degrees in Public Health and Latin American Studies from UCLA. She currently contributes to a variety of projects addressing environmental health in the fields of transportation, agriculture and decision-science. In her role as Outreach Coordinator for COEH, she manages web and social media presence, curates videos and articles, hosts bi-annual educational symposia, and helps to connect the research, service and training of COEH to the general public.

Richard J. Jackson

Richard Jackson is a Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. A pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions in both environmental health and infectious disease with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer.  For nine years he was Director of the CDC’s NationalCenter for Environmental Health in Atlanta and received the Presidential Distinguished Service award.  In October, 2011 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

While in California he was instrumental in conceptualizing laws to reduce risks from pesticides, especially to farm workers and to children. While at CDC he was a national and international leader, including leading the federal effort to “biomonitor” chemical levels in the US population.  He has received the Breast Cancer Fund’s Hero Award, as well as Lifetime Achievement Awards fromthe Public Health Law Association, and the New Partners for Smart Growth.  In October, 2012 he received the John Heinz Award for Leadership in the Environment.

Dick Jackson co-authored two Island Press Books: Urban Sprawl and Public Health in 2004 and Making Healthy Places in 2011. He is host of a 2012 public television series Designing Healthy Communities which links to the J Wiley & Sons book by the same name.  He has served on many environmental and health boards, as well as the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects. He is an elected honorary member of both the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Magali Delmas

Magali Delmas is a Professor of management at the University of California Los Angeles. Standing at the crossroads of policy and management, Magali Delmas’ research focuses on the various interactions between environmental policy and business strategy at the national and international level. She seeks to understand how environmental policies influences firms’ strategies and performance and in turn how firms help shape environmental policy. Magali Delmas’ current work includes the analysis of the effectiveness of firms’ voluntary actions to mitigate climate change. She is involved in several projects related to firms’ voluntary strategies to reduce greenhouse gases in the electric utility sector. She is also engaged in refining current methodologies to measure and communicate firm’s and products’ environmental performance. Previous to embarking on an academic career she worked at the European Commission as the economic advisor of the Director for Industry.

David Eisenman

David Eisenman, MD, MSHS, is an associate professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has a joint appointment at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health where he directs the Center for Public Health and Disasters. Dr. Eisenman is also an Associate Natural Scientist at RAND. Dr. Eisenman lives and surfs in Marina del Rey, California.

Alex Hall

Alex Hall’s research is focused on reducing uncertainties associated with global climate change and involves a global perspective on earth’s climate. The overarching goal of his global climate research is to determine what controls the climate’s sensitivity to external forcing. His work also focuses on developing regional earth system models and studying the climate from a regional perspective to lay the groundwork for an understanding of climate change at scales most relevant to people and ecosystems.